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International Day of Yoga | 21 June

This year marks the 10th International Day of Yoga with the theme “Yoga for Self and Society.” Yoga, a transformative practice, represents the harmony of mind and body,the balance between thought and action, and the unity of restraint and fulfillment. Recognizing its universal appeal, on 11 December 2014,the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga

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International Day of Yoga | 21 June

The draft resolution establishing the International Day of Yoga was proposed by India and endorsed by a record 175 member states. The proposal was first introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address during the opening of the 69th session of the General Assembly.

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International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice | 21 June

A solstice — derived from the Latin sol ("sun") and sistere ("to stand still"), because the seasonal movement of the Sun's daily path (as seen from Earth) appears to "stand still" at a northern or southern limit before reversing direction — is an event that occurrs when the Sun reaches its most northerly or southerly day-arc relative to the equator.

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International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice | 21 June

There are two solstices that occur annually: around June 21 (commonly known as "Summer Solstice" for being the first day of summer and the longest day of the year) and December 21 (commonly known as "Winter Solstice" for being the first day of winter and the shortest day of the year).

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NHAI Signs MoU with IIIT Delhi to Enhance Road Safety by deploying Artificial Intelligence

In order to enhance road safety, NHAI has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (Delhi), a Technical University established by Government of National Capital Territory (NCT) to leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) based solutions for improvement in the availability of road signs on National Highways.

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NHAI Signs MoU with IIIT Delhi to Enhance Road Safety by deploying Artificial Intelligence

As a part of the agreement, IIIT Delhi will conduct surveys for collecting imagery and other related data related to availability and condition of road signages on selected National Highways stretches. The tentative length to be covered under this project shall be around 25,000 km. The data collected through surveys will be processed by IIIT Delhi through deployment of AI.

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RBI Governor addresses second edition of Global Conference on Financial Resilience

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das emphasized the transformative potential of advanced and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and big data analytics in financial institutions. Speaking at the second edition of the global conference on financial resilience organized by the College of Supervisors (CoS) of RBI in Mumbai.

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Akashvani News Recognized as India’s Most Trusted News Brand in 2024 Reuters Survey

Akashvani News has been recognized as one of the most trusted news brands in India. A recent survey conducted by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University has confirmed Akashvani News’ preeminent position in the nation’s media landscape.

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Akashvani News Recognized as India’s Most Trusted News Brand in 2024 Reuters Survey

Released as part of the Digital News Report 2024, this annual publication revealed that Akashvani News received a trust score significantly higher than that of other prominent media houses in the country.

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Northern Hemisphere Observes Summer Solstice with Longest Day of the Year

Every year, June 21 is marked as the day of the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere of the world. The solstices, which mark the changing of seasons, occur twice a year and indicate the year’s shortest and longest daylight hours, depending on the hemisphere in which one is located, during which the length of day and night differ significantly.

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Northern Hemisphere Observes Summer Solstice with Longest Day of the Year

This makes solstice days more noticeable to many observers in comparison to the subtle equality of day and night experienced during equinoxes. After an enduring arctic winter for half a year, the northern hemisphere witnesses the longest day and shortest night of the year, marking the summer solstice, whereas the southern hemisphere experiences summer in December.

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